Consideration of the TSMV proposals by our Council will involve several steps. The most important one for you to voice your concerns will be the Public Hearing, scheduled for March 9, 2021. This one will be a virtual (Zoom) meeting due to Covid. Showing up and standing up for your community and what you deem is important will be more important than ever.
We need more people to register to speak. It can be as simple (and as powerful) as saying “I oppose”. You don’t need to say anything else if you don’t want to. You don’t have to speak for 10 minutes. You can read a prepared statement. You can read your written submission. The act of signing up to speak is of paramount importance right now. We need to send a message to Town Council and the feedback we’ve received is that the more speakers we have at the Public Hearing, the better.
Here is how you can participate:
A virtual public hearing will be held Tuesday, March 9. If all speakers cannot be heard on March 9, the hearing will resume on March 10 at 9 a.m. The process for providing your feedback at the public hearing is as follows:
- Anyone may make a verbal presentation at the public hearing provided they have registered with the municipal clerk before the hearing adjourns. Presentations are limited to ten minutes (to allow for the fact that there are two Bylaws).
- To speak at the public hearing, email email@example.com and reference Bylaws 2021-05 and 2021-06. We will be assigning speakers into one-hour time slots, allowing you to plan your time on the day of the public hearing.
- To provide a written submission, email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Bylaws 2021-05 and 2021-06. Submissions received before 9 a.m. on Friday, March 5 will be published and distributed to Council before the hearing; submissions received after 9 a.m. on March 9 but before the close of the public hearing will be published and distributed the day after the hearing. We’ve made it easy for you, you draw inspiration from here.
- All submissions become public documents and persons may want to limit personal information provided.